2022 icma annual election regional vice presidents

On June 6, 2023, ICMA canvassed 2,158 ballots cast by ICMA members who are eligible to vote based on the criteria outlined in ICMA’s Constitution. Through this ballot, Corporate (voting) members elected vice presidents from each of ICMA’s six regions to serve the 2023-2026 term on the ICMA Executive Board.

Incoming Regional Vice Presidents

The six newly elected vice presidents will be inducted and take office at the ICMA Executive Board meeting during the 109th ICMA Annual Conference in Austin/Travis County, Texas.

  • International: Doug Gilchrist, city manager, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Midwest: Jeffrey Weckbach Jr., assistant administrator, Colerain Township, Ohio
  • Mountain Plains: Pamela Davis, assistant city manager, Boulder, Colorado
  • Northeast: Stephen Bartha, ICMA-CM, town manager, Danvers, Massachusetts
  • Southeast: Eric Stuckey, city administrator, Franklin, Tennessee
  • West Coast: Mary (Katie) Koester, director of public works and engineering, Juneau, Alaska

Three Corporate members served on the canvassing committee to witness the vote tally and certify the election results: Matthew Candland, township manager, Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania; Rey Arellano, ICMA Life Member; and Oliver Turner, township administrator, Sylvania, Ohio.

Background: 2022-2023 Regional Nominations and Annual Election Process

Seventeen candidates applied and were interviewed by a nominating committee in each of ICMA’s six regions. The six regional nominating committees were composed of state/country and affiliate association leaders in the region and/or representatives appointed by them. Each committee nominated one individual to appear on the election ballot. Candidates not selected also had an opportunity to appear on the ballot via the petition process, although no candidates exercised that option.

Plan for this Opportunity: ICMA Executive Board Service

Every year, each region has one regional vice president position become available. The upcoming 2023-2024 regional nominations process will launch after the conclusion of the 2023 ICMA Annual Conference in Austin/Travis County, Texas. ICMA encourages members who are interested in serving their peers in the profession and their associations to consider pursuing this opportunity. State/country associations and affiliate organizations are important partners with ICMA and are asked to identify and develop future leaders to serve on the ICMA Executive Board.

To learn more about the demands and opportunities of serving on the board, members can reach out to current ICMA regional vice presidents, their state/country association president, affiliate organization president, and/or ICMA regional director. A list of contacts can be found on the Leadership/Liaison Directory.

The 21-member ICMA Executive Board consists of a president, a president-elect, a past president, and 18 regional vice presidents.  There are six regions and each region is represented by three regional vice presidents. Regional vice presidents serve three-year terms.


Learn more about the expectations of board service, the regional nominations and election process, and requirements to serve on the ICMA Executive Board.

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